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A CHEF’S LIFE
Holiday Special

 

Delectable fudge. Crispy peanut brittle. Gooey chocolate-covered cherries. Old- fashioned caramels. It’s the stuff of holiday memories… with a little bit of a twist. Doing what she does best, Chef Vivian Howard hosts her own vision of the season’s celebrations, exploring holiday traditions, Kinston, NC style. This one-hour special invites viewers to join in one of the most charming and delicious celebrations of the season. “Deck the Halls, Y’all!”

 

 

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
San Luis Obispo, CA

 

In this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking from San Luis Obispo county, California, Curtis jumps into the waters of Morro Bay Oyster Company, a hub for oyster farming since the early 1900s, with internationally-renowned, California-based chefs David Rosner and Sherry Yard to source local Pacific Gold Oysters. They then journey to San Luis Obispo’s fertile farmlands to visit Rutiz Family Farms, which produces pesticide-free crops. At Edna Valley Vineyard, the chefs prepare a grand feast in front of a beautiful backdrop of the region’s volcanic peaks. On the menu are SLO-sourced ingredients in multiple ways; Sherry serves raw oysters with chile and ginger granita as well as a dessert of caramelized fennel and fruit streudel a la mode; David grills yellowtail and fennel along with roasted oysters.

 

 

A CHEF’S LIFE
The World is Your Oyster

 

A Chef’s Life is a documentary and cooking series that takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, returned home to open a fine dining restaurant in small-town Eastern North Carolina. Each episode follows Vivian out of the kitchen and into cornfields, strawberry patches and hog farms as she hunts down the ingredients that inspire her menus. Using a chef’s modern sensibilities, Vivian explores Southern cuisine, past and present – one ingredient at a time. A celebration of true farm-to-table food, the series combines the action and drama of a high-pressure business with the joys and stresses of family life.

 

The World is Your Oyster
Chef Vivian goes to Cedar Island to explore the new culture of farm-raised oysters in the Southeast. She and Ben share plans of opening an oyster bar across the street from The Chef & the Farmer in hopes it will be a place that adds character and variety to the town’s “dining scene.” Vivian and her dad orchestrate their family’s first-ever oyster roast.